Tuesday, March 10, 2009

How to Make a Flash Ad: No techno wizardry required!

I've just learned how to make a quick, professional looking flash ad to run on Project Wonderful and I thought I'd show you how to do it too!

Before getting started, I cropped my photos to 125 pixels square using Flickr's editing program, Picnik, but of course, you could do it in Photoshop too. If you want to add text, do that ahead of time as well. Choose at least two photos you like, and then head to Picasion.

Simply upload the photos from your computer, or import them directly from Flickr. Choose the size of your photos and the speed at which they will scroll. Click "Create Animation" and wait while it creates your customized code. You can save it to your computer or copy and paste the HTML code as you desire. I like to have a copy on my computer for future reference.

Now head on over to Project Wonderful to create an ad and begin bidding. Yet another great way to meet other artists, bloggers and talented folks. If you're curious, here's my completed ad:

If you finish an ad, be sure to post your link in the comments. I'd love to see it!




Panoptica said...

Thanks for the tip. It's amazing. I haven't tried Project WOnderful yet. How do you like it???

The Fab Miss B said...

I think project wonderful is a very user friendly way to step into the world of online advertisements. It's me dipping my toe in the water- you should too! The water's fine!

Patti said...

wonderful story! lovely blog and shop!!!

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